6:00pm - 11:00pm$450 / $3600 Table of 8
One of the most spectacular wine and food events in the city – an evening of incredible wine, inventive food pairings, and unparalleled opportunities to enhance your wine cellar. The Bacchanalia Gala kicks off with a sparkling wine reception at 6 p.m., and features nine additional outstanding wines paired with an exquisite five-course menu prepared by the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s executive chef Cameron Ballendine. All of this is topped off with live music and dancing. And if that’s not enough, live and silent auctions throughout the evening feature extremely rare wines, epicurean getaways and unique culinary experiences featuring chefs and sommeliers from the West Coast’s top restaurants. A must for any serious wine collector! Featured wines: Juvé y Camps Reserva de la Familia Brut Nature Cava 2014, Penedès, Spain Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016, California, USA Jean-Luc Colombo Amour de Dieu Condrieu 2016, Rhône Valley, France François Martenot Chartron et Trébuchet La Chapelle Pouilly-Fuissé 2016, Burgundy, France La Crema Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir 2015, Oregon, USA Vivanco Colección 4 Varietales Rioja 2014, La Rioja, Spain Suvla Single Vineyard Bozokbag Reserve Syrah 2011, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina Bodegas Tridente Rejón Tempranillo 2014, Castilla y León, Spain Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal All proceeds from the Bacchanalia Gala support Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. Black Tie No Minors 19+ Corporate groups please contact Kelly Snider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30pm - 10:00pm$120 all-in
Join us for a fantastic dinner that combines the two wineries owned by the Stewart Family in both Canada (Quails’ Gate) and California (Lake Sonoma). You will experience the culinary skill of the Glowbal Team and award-winning wines from both the Okanagan Valley and Sonoma, California. Menu: Reception Quails’ Gate Dry Riesling 2016 Canapes: Goats cheese & leek tart Peking duck & spring onion pancake Seared rare Kobe beef roll Course 1 Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc 2016 Ceviche Scallop ravioli, chili oil, scallop tuile, blood orange sauce Course 2 Lake Sonoma Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2014 King Crab Butter poached King crab, Granny Smith apple, shiso, curried almonds, mandarin foam Course 3 Quails’ Gate Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2015 Lake Sonoma Russian River Chardonnay 2014 Lobster & Seabass Bacon-wrapped Chilean seabass, lobster, leek royal, pickle squash, pepper jus Course 4 Quails’ Gate Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2015 Lake Sonoma Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014 Lamb Rack Herb roasted lamb, crispy sweet bread, tortellini, winter carrot, chanterelle, pickled mustard lamb jus Course 5 Quails’ Gate Late Harvest Optima 2016 Poached Pear & Hazelnut Mascarpone mousse, hazelnut sponge Wines and menu subject to change. Price includes wine, multi-course paired dinner, gratuities, taxes and service charges. Due to the nature of these events, we are unable to accommodate food allergies or special dietary requests for winery dinners.
6:30pm - 10:00pm$145 all-in
Experience the wonderful wines of Feudi di San Gregorio with the delicious culinary creations chef Michael Winning at Beach Bay Café and Patio. Rediscover the wonderful and unique flavours of the Mediterranean and the soul and character of the beautiful South of Italy. Featured wines: DUBL Rosato N/V Falanghina Sannio 2016 Rubrato Aglianico 2015 Taurasi Aglianico 2012 Serpico Irpinia Aglianico 2012 Privilegio Irpinia Fiano 2009 Wines subject to change Price includes wine, multi-course paired dinner, gratuities, taxes and service charges. Due to the nature of these events, we are unable to accommodate food allergies or special dietary requests for winery dinners.
6:30pm - 10:00pm$145 all-in
Four generations of artisanal work are expressed through the finesse and elegance of the Cavas from Juvé y Camps. You won’t want to miss this unique, Spanish sparkling dining experience pairing sparkling gems with ARC‘s executive chef Dennis Peckham’s cuisine! Menu: Zarzuela de Mariscos mussels, pancetta, charred tomato, almond Cinta Púrpura Brut Reserva 2014 Grilled Local Octopus smoked paprika vinaigrette, potato terrine Reserva de la Familia Limitada 40 Anniversary NV Quebec Foie Gras torchon sandwich with teja crisp, date jam, candied nuts Essential Xarel-lo 2014 Cordero Al Ajo Cabañil garlic and cumin roasted lamb, preserved lemon Juvé & Camps Rosé NV Nova Scotia Lobster “Paella” saffron sauce, shellfish risotto, sidestripe shrimp, blistered tomato artichokes Gran Reserva Juvé 2013 Torrija Bread Pudding crema catalana ice cream, almond streusel, dulce de leche Juvé & Camps Milesimé Cava 2015 Wines and menu subject to change Price includes wine, multi-course paired dinner, gratuities, taxes and service charges. Due to the nature of these events, we are unable to accommodate food allergies or special dietary requests for winery dinners.
5:15pm - 6:45pm$75 all-in
Take a journey through the wine world, exploring some of the great red varietals and blends that define and are defined by their region. Winery principals from around the world will share their insights on the great red grapes that made that premium wine unique. Moderator: James Nevison Panelists: Stefan Arnason, Matias Barros, Claudia Candela, Delphine de la Fouchardière, Loren Gil, Alexander Griffiths, Craig McAllister, Miguel Roquette, Sebastian Salas, Ermes Scardova, Paolo Tiefenthaler, Adam Verona, Sergio Zingarelli Featured wines: Lambrusco Salamino: Medici Ermete Concerto Lambrusco Reggiano 2016, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Pinot Noir: Domaines Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin 2013, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France Syrah: Vins Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas La Louvée 2014, Rhône, France Nebbiolo: Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo 2012, Piedmont, Italy Sangiovese (with 5% Merlot): Rocca delle Macìe Riserva di Fizzano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2013, Tuscany, Italy Tempranillo: Casale del Giglio Tempranijo Rosso Lazio IGT 2014, Lazio, Italy Monastrell: Bodegas Juan Gil Silver Label (12 Meses) Monastrell 2015, Jumilla, Murcia, Spain Portuguese Red Blend (25-30 grape varieities): Quinta do Crasto Reserva 2014, Douro, Portugal Pinot Noir: La Crema Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015, Sonoma County, California Cabernet Franc: Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia Cabernet Sauvignon: Undurraga T.H. (Terroir Hunter) Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Maipo Valley, Chile Malbec: Lamadrid Estate Wines Gran Reserva Malbec 2012, Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina Tannat: Bodega Garzón Single Vineyard Tannat 2015, Garzón, Uruguay Sponsored by the participating wineries Wines subject to change
5:15pm - 6:45pm$65 all-in
Join Miguel Torres Maczassek, 5th generation of a family which passes on values of excellence from one generation to the next. He will share how the Torres belief in social, environmental and economic sustainability, and by combining the traditions inherited by his ancestors, will provide the constant innovation to lead the future. Moderator: Anthony Gismondi Panelist: Miguel Torres Maczassek Featured wines: Esplendor by Vardon Kennett 2013 Pazo de Bruxas 2016 Milmanda 2014 Grans Muralles 2010 Mas La Plana 2012 Celeste 2014 Purgatori 2013 Salmos 2014 Floralis Moscatel Oro NV Wines subject to change
5:15pm - 6:45pm$75 all-in
Over the last decade, the quality and popularity of California Pinot Noir has skyrocketed. No other variety in the state has undergone so pivotal a transformation. Join moderator DJ Kearney and some of California’s top Pinot Noir producers as you discover and compare eleven Pinots from four of the top producing areas on the North Coast. Moderator: D.J. Kearney Panelists: Gillian Ballance MS, Brian Bostwick, Tammy Brown, Mark de Vere MW, Nicole Hitchcock, David MacDonald, Craig McAllister, Landon Patterson, Dana Ryall, Randy Ullom Featured wines: Beringer Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015 The Calling Russian River Pinot Noir 2015 Cherry Pie Wines Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir 2014 Delicato Family Vineyards Black Stallion Pinot Noir 2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2014 Etude Wines Carneros Estate Pinot Noir, Grace Benoist Ranch 2015 J Vineyards & Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015 Kendall-Jackson Jackson Estate Outland Ridge Pinot Noir 2014 La Crema Fog Veil Pinot Noir 2015 Lake Sonoma Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014 Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir 2013 Wines subject to change
5:15pm - 6:45pm$65 all-in
Taste top medal-winning wines from the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) and discover how to recognise quality wines with DWWA judge Barbara Philip MW. The DWWA is the largest wine competition in the world and a trusted source of recommendations. Join this seminar to sample these outstanding wines. Moderator: Barbara Philip MW Panelists: Matias Barros, Nikki Callaway, Alexander Griffiths, Alvaro Palacios, Isabel Ramos, Jim Robertson, Miguel Torres Maczassek, Taylor Whelan, Sergio Zingarelli Featured wines: CedarCreek Estate Winery Platinum Block 4 Pinot Noir 2014 Quails’ Gate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2013 Undurraga T.H. (Terroir Hunter) Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Rocca delle Macìe Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Sergio Zingarelli DOCG 2013 Stoneleigh Wild Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Adega de Borba Senses Petit Verdot 2014 Álvaro Palacios Les Terraces 2015 Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2014 Torres Mas la Plana 2012 Bodega Garzón Reserva Albariño 2016 Sponsored by the participating wineries and Decanter Wines subject to change
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Announces Keynote Speaker: Paul Wagner, wine educator & historian VANCOUVER, BC (January 8, 2018) — The Vancouver International Wine Festival is pleased to welcome wine educator and writer Paul Wagner as the keynote speaker for the 2018 festival. An expert in Spanish and Portuguese wines, Paul will host, moderate andRead More
Ticket On Sale DatesDecember 20th, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC (December 20, 2017) — The 40th Vancouver International Wine Festival returns for an eight-day celebration of wine and food February 24 to March 4 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues around Metro Vancouver. The 2018 festival features 173 wineries participating in 51 events. This year, the spotlighRead More
Advance Tickets On Sale NowOctober 26th, 2017
Spain and Portugal Take Centre Stage at 2018 VanWineFest Discounted tickets & Gold Pass on sale November 1 to December 15 IN BRIEF… Discounted tickets to select 2018 Vancouver International Wine Festival events go on sale Wednesday, November 1 at 9:30 a.m. Save $4 to $15 until December 15, or while quantities last, onRead More